300,000 RMB worth of book tokens free for citizen in Changsha
According to the news conference held on March 16, the launching ceremony of the reading activity “Book Fragrance in Changsha” and the opening ceremony of the 24th Changsha Book Fair (Changsha Book Purchasing Day) will be held at Hunan Exhibition Hall at 9am on March 24th, which marks the commencement of the annual reading activity. From now on, every citizen can receive a 30 RMB worth of book token for free at Changsha Library by ID card. The limited book tokens (only 10,000) can be used to purchase books in the fair.
2017 is the first year for the implementation of the 13th Five-Year Development Plan for ‘Nationwide Reading, and the first year to carry out cultural activity in “East Asian Cultural City” Changsha. The reading activity, themed “Reading Lights up Dreams, Culture Shapes City”, focuses on “book fragrance permeating into institutes, enterprises, schools, communities, villages, families and barracks”. Besides, Propaganda Department of Changsha Municipal Party Committee will host nine theme activities, including “Book Fragrance in Changsha, Culture in East Asia” reading forum, “Book Fragrance in Changsha” lectures, “Reading and Me” speech contest and “Reading for You” cultural activities.
Reportedly, the book fair will provide 600 stands, and feature exhibition areas for books on East Asian culture, national branded books, top-quality books from Hunan, and sales of top-quality books. At the opening ceremony, the list of 10 most favorite books in Changsha in 2016, determined by internet vote and experts’ review, will be released. Besides, “the third batch of demonstrative rural studies in Changsha”, “top 10 private enterprises for books”, and “Changsha reading experience base” will be rewarded to winners among 1364 rural studies. In addition, the result of writing activity themed “Growing up with Good Books” will also be notified.
By Lin Chunyou
Source: Changsha Evening News